Russian suspected of role in Litvinenko murder may give evidence

March 19, 2015 5:04 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - One of two Russians accused of poisoning former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope in London in 2006 is willing to give evidence to a public inquiry, a lawyer for the inquiry said on Thursday.

British authorities believe Kremlin critic Litvinenko was poisoned with green tea laced with polonium-210 at the Millennium Hotel in central London on Nov. 1, 2006, during a meeting with the two men, Andrei Lugoyov and Dmitry Kovtun.

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